Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was appointed as leader of the house in the Senate on Friday, according to a notification issued by the Senate Secretariat. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who is also the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, appointed Dar to the post.
Earlier this year, the premier had appointed federal law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar as leader of the house in the Senate. It is pertinent to note that Dar was sworn in as a senator a day after he had returned to the country after a five-year-long ‘self-exile’. Following this, he was sworn in as the new finance minister.